For the second year running we retained our 3rd place spot at Butlins coming third behind Kippax and Delph. All three bands were on top form and stood out from the rest of the runners. Below is a quote from 4barsrest.com: Carlton Brass were excellent value for their podium place. What a great sounding band they are too with a fine bass and trombone section. … Continue reading Carlton Brass come third at Butlins
Walter had a really fine day on his first contest with the band at Leicester yesterday. We were not on top form but the quality was there as was proved when Steve Parker on sop collected the soloist prize for his playing in Eric Ball’s “Tournament for Brass”.
The winners on the day were The Wigston Band who were excellent. There were 10 bands in the section and it was a really good days contesting. So tonight its back to the drawing board to prepare for next week at Leamington Continue reading “Carlton Brass come second at Leicester”
Results Strata Brass Retain Title 1. Strata Brass 189 points 2. Shirebrook Miners Welfare 188 points 3. The Harborough Band 186 points 4. Unity Brass 5. Whitwell Brass 6. Hawk Green ( Marple ) Band 7. Leics Co-op Best Soloist: Andrew Smith Trombone -Blessed Assurance – Strata Brass Best Entertainment – Hawk Green (Marple) Band Continue reading Lakeside Entertainments Contest 2006
Craig Anderson, formerly of Kirkby Welfare band, has joined the tuba section. From Walter and the Band we hope that you enjoy your music with us and that you can keep Ray under control! Continue reading Welcome to Craig
Because of severe parking problems at Lakeside the Entertainments Contest on Sept 10th has been relocated to The Mapperley Plains Social Club on Plains Road Mapperley Nottingham NG35RH. All timings remain the same and full refreshment facilities and bar is available. Individual band secretaries will be contacted directly. For More details please contact Michelle Donze on 0115 9525444 Carlton Brass (Nottingham) & Lakeside apologies for … Continue reading Lakeside Entertainments Contest 2006 – Important Information
Lakeside Entertainments Contest 10th September 2006
All is now set for a fine day of brass music at Lakeside in Nottingham. It is regretted that the planed Championship/first section and the top prize of £1000 has had to be postponed till next year, this is due to the fact of other contests on the same weekend and bands still on holiday.
David Read is the adjudicator and the larger than life Lyndon Cooper is the compare. Continue reading “Lakeside Details”
It is with great pleasure that we announce that Walter Ritchie BEM has taken over the Baton (for the time being) from Tony Wilson. Tony’s workload and family commitments has meant that he has had to take a backroom position for the next few months. It also gives him more time to devote to the Lakeside Entertainment Contest in September. Walter comes to us with … Continue reading Wally Takes The Strain
Yet again Tony managed to gain another two prizes, this time at The Ireland Band’s Entertainment contest. Playing band number three we managed to gain second prize and the best soloist prize. The programme was: Stingray 2nd movement from Gordon Langford’s Sinfonietta Georgia – Cornet Soloist Andy Allison Bramwyn At the sign of the swinging cymbal Hungarian Rhapsody No2 It was also a good day … Continue reading Battle of the Bands Contest
What a fantastic day we had on this years Whit Friday marches, we may not have won any prizes but we did manage to get to 9 playing venues. We did have a slight panic attack a couple of days before the event when Janet Bailey was taken into hospital so we were left with only one horn and no bass drum!
All was not lost as Martin Donzé stepped in at short notice to play bass drum, and what a fantastic job he did (Boom Boom!). John Wilson also decided to forsake his Eb Bass and play horn (wimp!) only kiddin John. Continue reading “Whit Friday Marches 2006”
Many greetings to the new players on the cornet section as the girls make a take over bid! Joining us on Cornet are Susan, Julie and Jenny so watch out guys you could be in the minority soon! Also making a come back on Euphonium is the very talented Gary Glover. From Tony and the band we welcome you. Continue reading New (and some old) faces